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Retrieving deleted file

by Passion / May 7, 2004 5:25 AM PDT

I was trying to get more space on my hardrive and deleted some files. As a result, when I log on, a message appears that states a (certain) device file/application is not there anymore and it helps to run Windows 98. Then this shows up: C:\Progra~1\Symantec\Symevnt.386 And I have to press any key to continue. This extra step is annoying, therefore, I wanted to know, if what I have said gives you an idea of how to retrieve that device file/application so I can cut down on the steps it takes me to get on-line. Please Help!!! Thanks, Passion

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How I fix that one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 5:45 AM PDT

I would remove and then reinstall Norton Antivirus.


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Re:Retrieving deleted file
by Kees Bakker / May 7, 2004 6:59 AM PDT

It's likely that with NAV missing a file like this, it won't work fully, if at all. So it's not only annoying, it leaves you unprotected.

But I really wonder why you, choosing what files to keep and what files to delete, decide to delete files from Program Files. Unless you know what you do and what you delete (things like 'readme.txt' or 'instruction.avi' or 'save01.dat' through 'save35.dat' for a game) it is never a good idea to delete parts of programs (like dll's and exe's and vxd's and 386-files). The best, if not only way to free space used by programs, is to uninstall them.


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Re:Re:Retrieving deleted file
by Passion / May 7, 2004 12:17 PM PDT

Thanks Bob! Passion

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Re:Re:Retrieving deleted file
by Passion / May 7, 2004 12:20 PM PDT

I honestly am searching for ANY answers. Thanks a lot. You shed loads of light on the situation. Will try to follow through with your response. Passion

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